Trishna or thirst occurs due to vitiation of pitta associated with vata. Factors like fear, fatigue, loss of strength increase vata which with association of pitta aggravated by its own causes invade and disturb the organ of fluid system of the body produce trishna roga or sever thirst after getting localized of doshas in the palate region.
Types of Trishna or Thirst
Madhav Nidan the renowned Ayurvedic text on diagnosis of diseases has described seven types of trishna/thirst viz. arising due to vitiation of – vata, pitta, kapha, due to ulceration, from depletion or loss of body tissues known as kshyaj, ama or accumulation of undigested material and due to vitiated food
Symptoms of different type of trishna
Pinched or dry face ,pricking pain in the temples and head ,obstruction of passage of fluid,
bad taste in the mouth ,increase of thirst by drinking cold water signify symptoms of vataj trishna.
Fainting ,aversion to food, delirium, burning sensation, reddish eyes ,insatiable thirst, comfort by cold ,bitter taste in mouth ,yellowish urine feces eyes and burning sensation signify symptoms of pittaj trishna.
Kaphaj type of trishna occurs by the obstruction of heat of pitta inside the body by the increased kapha ,sleep more than usual, heaviness of the body ,sweet taste in the mouth ,person become emaciated quickly in this type .
Trishna or thirst caused by pain and bleeding due to ulceration on the body is called kshtaj trishna. Kshyaj trishna results from loss of rasa dhatu or the first and predominantly watery tissue of the body and persists both during day time and nights.
Trishna or thirst does not get relived by any amount of water intake and manifests other symptoms of rasa ksaya. Pain, tremors, feeling of dryness and emptiness of the heart dryness of the mouth skin etc kshayaja trishna as sannipataja .
It is tha amaja trishna that presents the symptoms of all three doshas along with heart ache, expectoration of sputum and weakness. Anaja type is produced by ingestion of very fatty,Sour, salty and heavy food and more in quantity .
Know when Trishna or thirst is incurable
Patients of thirst who have developed feeble voice ,bouts of delusion or unconsciousness, restlessness, severe dryness, of mouth throat and palate and emaciation are difficult to cure. Any type of trishna is very severe and seen in person who are debilitated by other diseases
who are having vomiting concur rently that associated with complications are to be understood as causing death
Complications of trishna
Fever, delusion, emaciation, cough, increased or difficult respiration are the complications of the trishna .